Convergence Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Phoenix present The Nutcracker at Herberger Theater
The professional dancers of Convergence Ballet along with students from Ballet Theatre of Phoenix will come to the Herberger Theatre Center to perform four performances of The Nutcracker.
Performances are December 9 at 2 pm and 7 pm and December 10 at 11 am and 3 pm at the Herberger Theatre, located at 222 E. Monroe.
Tickets are $35 and are on sale now at herbergertheater.org.
Featuring the beloved Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Rat King and heroic Nutcracker, this production features a brilliant new approach to the holiday classic by adding cultural representation and fun for the whole family. The iconic “Land of the Sweets” will feature classical Indian dancers from Silambam Phoenix and Spanish Flamenco dancers from Spanish Flamenco ¡Ay Flamenco! Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Student Company.
Cecelia Smith will portray the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy; JR Lagunas appears as Cavalier along with Lawrence Fung as the Nutcracker Prince. Lily Viola and Sophie Groark will alternate in the role of Clara and Jennifer Cafarella-Betts is Artistic Director and Choreographer.
With its home in the studios Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, Convergence Ballet is a company of professional dancers who push themselves to explore different movements rooted in classical ballet. Frequently seen on stages around the Valley, Convergence performs capturing the audience whether they are wearing slippers, pointe shoes or bare feet.
Ballet Theatre of Phoenix offers the finest quality dance education with a faculty who brings a blend of experience, knowledge, artistry, and compassion to the studio. It is an environment where each student is guided to reach their fullest potential, where we see not only what the student has to offer right now, but what they have the ability to become with careful, individualized instruction.
For more information on Ballet Theatre of Phoenix or Convergence Ballet, visit ballettheatreofphx.org or call 602-957-3364.